• Nigeria official says 83 Chibok girls released
Nigeria official says 83 Chibok girls released

The foreign office, according The Telegraph, says the sect is planning to kidnap foreign workers in Bama local government area of Borno state. November 5, 2016: Military announces the first army rescue of a Chibok girl, during a raid on a forest hideout.

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  • Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'
Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

At least forty five militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed during the clearance operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. Nicholson has said he intendeds to rid ISIS from Afghanistan within the year. The Defense Department says two USA servicemembers died in action in eastern Afghanist...

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  • Ismail Haniyeh named as new Hamas leader
Ismail Haniyeh named as new Hamas leader

Hamas officials said they had no "administrative or organizational relationship" with the Muslim Brotherhood. The group first gained prominence for its terrorist acts, mostly deadly suicide bombings in buses and cafes in Israeli cities during the second Palestinian uprising in the early 2000s.

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  • Steven Seagal Banned From Ukraine After Accepting Russian Citizenship
Steven Seagal Banned From Ukraine After Accepting Russian Citizenship

Seagal has previously praised Putin as "one of the world's greatest leaders". Last year, Vladimir Putin signed an executive order granting Mr Seagal Russian citizenship . The ban comes only a week before Ukraine is due to host the Eurovision Song Contest, which has also been impacted by the tense relationship between Russian Federation and Ukrai...

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  • North Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of plot to murder Kim Jong
North Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of plot to murder Kim Jong

North Korea has accused the Central Intelligence Agency and South Korea of a plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un with "biochemical substances". North Korea accused the Central Intelligence Agency on Friday of carrying out a plot with South Korea to assassinate strongman Kim Jong-Un with "biochemical substances" - an action it said was tantamount to...

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  • Escaped prisoners returned to overcrowded Indonesia jail
Escaped prisoners returned to overcrowded Indonesia jail

The inmates' rampage were allegedly triggered by illegal levy practices at the jail. Authorities launched a massive manhunt and about half had been recaptured by Saturday evening, but security forces were still hunting for the rest, local police spokesman Guntur Aryo Tejo told AFP .

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  • Concussed Crosby skates with Penguins, no word on return
Concussed Crosby skates with Penguins, no word on return

Crosby left Game 3 after former Penguin Matt Niskanen delivered a cross-check to his head. In Game 4 the Penguins were outshot by a 38-19 margin and spent most of the last 40 minutes pinned deep in their own defensive zone, unable to do anything other than desperately block shots and chip the puck off the glass while the Capitals came at them in ...

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  • US says 2 service members wounded in Somalia
US says 2 service members wounded in Somalia

The intervention became a symbol of the perils of USA interventions when two helicopters were downed in Mogadishu and the bodies of American service members were dragged through the streets. The White House has granted the U.S. military broader authority to carry out strikes in Somalia against al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab, the latest sign U.S.

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  • US Commerce chief says Canadian trade threats 'inappropriate'
US Commerce chief says Canadian trade threats 'inappropriate'

Ross said his actions will not influence the department's final determinations regarding US import duties on Canadian softwood lumber. Two government sources insist the threat has nothing to do with U.S. Trump, who promotes an "America First" stance, also said his government was looking at tackling Canada over developments he said had hurt U.S. d...

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  • Russia, Iran, Turkey sign on 'de-escalation zones' in Syria
Russia, Iran, Turkey sign on 'de-escalation zones' in Syria

The "de-escalation zone" agreement does not include the Islamic State. The Syrian government, with the help of Russian Federation and Iran , has gained the military upper hand against rebel groups, including some supported by Turkey, the USA and Gulf monarchies.

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  • Abbas warns of painful steps against Palestinian rival Hamas
Abbas warns of painful steps against Palestinian rival Hamas

Some peace proponents on both sides have concluded that only massive global, regional or American pressure or enticements might break the impasse. Israel and the Palestinians have not held direct peace talks since the collapse of US-sponsored negotiations in May 2014.

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  • Abbas says talks with Trump positive, if short on specifics
Abbas says talks with Trump positive, if short on specifics

President, I affirm to you that we are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace ", Abbas claimed , as he and Trump tried to sleuth out what's holding up Mideast peace. The Netanyahu government, like those before it, has expanded settlements on war-won lands, despite U.S. appeals to curb construction. Abbas told r...

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  • Turkey gave less than 1 hour notice before Syria strikes
Turkey gave less than 1 hour notice before Syria strikes

Syrian officials say the attacks killed about 20 USA -allied Kurdish fighters who are members of the People's Protection Units. The skies over northern Syria are increasingly congested, with the Syrian government, Turkey , Russia and the US-led global coalition all carrying out bombing raids across the region.

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  • Xi urges restraint on North Korea in phone call with Trump
Xi urges restraint on North Korea in phone call with Trump

In Washington, the Trump administration invited the entire 100-member Senate for a briefing Wednesday on the escalating crisis. On the same day, a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea. A US guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea today and envoys from the US, Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea prepared to mark t...

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  • North Korea 'accuses Central Intelligence Agency of trying to assassinate Kim Jong
North Korea 'accuses Central Intelligence Agency of trying to assassinate Kim Jong

The citizen plotted to use "biochemical substances including radioactive substance and nano poisonous substance" to kill the North Korean strongman. South Korea's defence ministry said it didn't have an immediate comment on the report. Last month, the state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun claimed US-Australian military exercises in northern Australia...

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  • UK Conservatives gain in local elections; Labour, UKIP sink
UK Conservatives gain in local elections; Labour, UKIP sink

Lib Dem president Baroness Brinton said the picture was "a bit patchy" for her party but "our areas of strength, we have done very well in, and I think that does bode well for the General Election". That would mirror a trend predicted in polls for next month's national election, showing the Conservatives becoming the party of choice for many of tho...

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  • Khans Fell Flat Before Baahubali
Khans Fell Flat Before Baahubali

The stage is set wide open for the SS Rajamouli film to play around and majority of screens from the week before have been retained. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh, who closely follows the box office progress of Baahubali 2 , pointed out that Dangal and Sultan's release over Holiday weekends is also a predominant factor in their box office scores.

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  • USA army member KILLED in Somalia on anti-extremism mission
USA army member KILLED in Somalia on anti-extremism mission

The claims that this was a deployment for "simple training" fell apart pretty quickly as well, with officials saying today's casualties happened during "an assault on an al-Shabaab compound", meaning the U.S. A spokesperson for U.S. Africa Command told reporters this is the first American combat death in Somalia in more than two decades. An Al-...

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  • Deepika peeved over being mistaken for Priyanka in the west
Deepika peeved over being mistaken for Priyanka in the west

After Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone has now reacted to her identity crisis in the west. "I did see that and you know that's just ignorance and it's not right", Chopra told Bollywood Life. Is a "cold war" brewing between Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra? "I guess I'm the most popular brown face that everyone has known". Deepika Padu...

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  • Saudi Arabia says Trump visit to enhance cooperation in fighting extremism
Saudi Arabia says Trump visit to enhance cooperation in fighting extremism

Trump will also meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas "to discuss ways to advance peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, as well as efforts to unlock the potential of the Palestinian economy". JewishPress.com was the first English-language news outlet to report the president's plans to visit Israel. And in Jerusalem, T...

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